10th Edition Homeland Security Professionals
Conference and Exposition
November 3-4, 2015
Held at The Florida Hotel and Conference Center
- More centrally located deluxe hotel
- No parking charges
- Inexpensive and plentiful alternatives
- Internet in the rooms and in the lobby
This year’s 12 annual conference is being held at a time of renewal for US Counter Terrorism. With a promise to “wipe radical Islamic terrorism from the face of the earth” by the new administration, what will US counter terrorism have to do to fulfill that promise?
“Taking the gloves off: Re-igniting US counter terrorism” will feature speakers that cast light on the subject of how the US can revitalize the war on Radical Islam. The debilitating effects of an anonymous and unnamed enemy for the past 8 years have led to gaping holes in the way the US effort is organized. Exciting presentations on everything from Cyber Security to banning groups associated with the Muslim Brotherhood will be covered by 8 excellent speakers over 2 days bringing global best practices. A group of carefully selected vendors will support the conference with an expo of technologies that can contribute to protecting the USA.
Active Shooters – Lesson Learned in Israel
Israel’s struggle against Radical Islamic Terrorism begins well before there was a State of Israel and a 6 day war. In the 1930’s terrible massacres of Jewish people in Hebron heralded the beginning of Radical Islam’s campaign to rid the Middle of East of the Jewish State. Professionals from Israel’s security establishment will present and share their experiences in fighting this war for more almost 100 years! Read more
IMI Academy is a subsidiary of Israel Military Industries Ltd. (IMI), a government-owned company known for such products as the Uzi, Galil, Tavor and much more. Instructors from IMI Academy will present tactical methods developed and tested in Israel to counter active shooter scenarios and other terror attacks. They will also demonstrate unique training in Krav Maga, shooting and fighting techniques that security and law enforcement units must undergo in Israel.Read less
Editing the Counter Terrorist Magazine
Garret Machine is the Editor of SSI’s award winning publication, the Counter Terrorist Magazine and a CPP, served as a combat soldier in the Duvdevan Unit of the Israeli Defense Force, where he gained extensive combat experience from multiple operations in support of Israeli counter terrorism and national security objectives. Garret has a Masters degree in homeland security and counter terrorism from the Interdisciplinary Center in Hertzlia Israel. Read more
In 2012 Machine joined the ranks of TACLET, the SOF component of the USCG and further distinguished himself by earning the Director of Homeland Security Training Award for his performance at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). Machine has published two DVDs on combat shooting (Pressure Makes Diamonds) and a book on combat tactics (Israeli Security Concepts) both available on Amazon.
Garret will speak about editing the Counter Terrorist Magazine and give some fascinating insights into authors and materials that he publishes.Read less
Haim Geri - Senior Instructor IMI HLS Academy
Israeli Response to Active Shooter
Israel has a different approach to training and responding to an active shooter situation, not unlike the MACTAC model. Haim Geri will go over their experience with the Active Shooter threat. Read more
Haim Geri began his career in a reconnaissance unit of the Israel Defense Forces where among other positions he served as Company Commander and Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations in charge of securing the northern border. Upon discharge at the rank of Captain, he was recruited by the General Security Services (GSS) of Israel for whom he served as Chief of Security for Israeli embassies including Mexico, Venezuela and Switzerland. As a Security Analyst he was responsible for assessing risks and threats to Israeli embassies worldwide and making subsequent security recommendations to GSS headquarters. He also served as an Air Marshal for El Al Airlines. Later, Mr. Geri joined the GSS Counter Terror Academy to instruct students on security in the areas of aviation, maritime, critical infrastructure as well as executive protection tactics. Today, Mr. Geri is a Senior Instructor at IMI Academy bringing decades of experience in counterterrorism, SWAT and firearms training to a new generation of security professionals He certifies students in tactical response and fighting techniques, at Israeli government mandated standards
The Terrorist Cop - Mordechai Dzinkansky
Confronting Suicide Bombers
Back by popular demand after last year’s stellar presentation on Policing in the era of terrorism, the former NYPD Liaison to the Israel National Police during the worst years of the Intifada gave him a unique experience attending the scene of every attack and reporting back. Based on this experience, Morty will show how to prepare for this scourge and how to defeat it as Israel has. Read more
A policeman from 1982, a time when "only two Orthodox Jews were members of the NYPD," until 2008, Thanks to his knowledge of Hebrew and dedicated work on the well-publicized Torah theft cases in the early '90s, Dzikansky quickly moved up the NYPD's ranks and earned the complimentary nickname the "Jewish Detective" from his peers. He describes his reaction to 9/11 as a cop. And it is this tragic event that leads to Dzikansky's most dramatic role, learning firsthand about terror attacks and how to prevent them as an NYPD operative working and living in Israel. His time abroad, which included trips to investigate terror attacks in Spain, Egypt, Russia, and Turkey, certainly paid dues for New York City.
John currently works for the U.S. Department of Energy’s - National Nuclear Security Administration at Counter-Terrorism Operation Support (CTOS) as the National Outreach Director. Read more
This presentation will provide homeland security professionals and law enforcement personnel with fundamental knowledge regarding the two distinct mission spaces related to Radiological/Nuclear threats, Prevention and Response. It will addresses the Preventive Radiological Nuclear Detection (PRND) mission including program structure, current Rad/Nuc threats and their effects/goals, PRND operational modes, PRND federal assistance, and R/N equipment typing as they relate to law enforcement operations. It will summarize the consequences of a successful radiological or nuclear terrorist incident, basic operational procedures, and how to minimize the health risks to emergency responders and the public post attack.
John spent two years at the Department of Homeland Security’s - Domestic Nuclear Detection Office in Washington, DC within the Operation Support Directorate as a Senior Law Enforcement Liaison. His law enforcement career extended from 2000 to 2010, and he retired early from the Florida Highway Patrol / Florida Department of Transportation - Office of Motor Carrier Compliance (OMCC) as a State Law Enforcement Lieutenant in Special Operations.
He was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps - 4th Marine Division - 8th TKBN, and 14th Marines – Headquarters - Operations Platoon. His positions included NBC warfare defense instructor, NBC NCO at 14th Marines, and a Tank Crewman.
He attended the Defense Nuclear Weapons School in 2016, Harvard University for Radiological Terrorism and Emergency Planning in 2014, earned a Masters in Homeland Security from the American Military University 2013, and has Bachelors in Information Science from Florida State University
He worked recent PRND operations at the 2017 Super Bowl in Houston, 2015 Pope Visit to Washington DC, and the 2014 NYC 4th of July Celebration (heightened terror alert). In 2016 John trained the Canadian Royal Mounted Police (RCMP) Parliamentary Protection Service on PRND countermeasures and team operations at their facility in Ottawa Canada. In June 2016 John was a presenter at the National Homeland Security Conference in Tampa, Introduction to Radiological/Nuclear WMD Operations for Law Enforcement. During the 2014 National Homeland Security Conference in Philadelphia PA, John was the Moderator and Speaker at the Preparing for a Radiological/Nuclear Disaster breakout session. Read less
Jennifer Breedon is an Attorney, Legal Analyst, Specialist in Human Rights and International Criminal Law. Jennifer has traveled extensively to the Middle East to meet with government officials and discuss Islamist ideology and the civilian victims of its wrath. She has been to the front lines of the fight against ISIS and worked with the families of the 21 beheaded martyrs by ISIS in Egypt. She has worked with government officials throughout the Middle East on the issues of Islamist governance and oppression. Jennifer worked for the for the Clarion Project, the Center for Global Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law as well as the American Center for Law & Justice where she clerked in the international law department analyzing Middle East policy.
She wrote the first legal journal article providing the legal argument to label groups like ISIS as “genocidal” in nature and calling on the redefining of the term “terrorism” to promote International Courts with the justification to prosecute such groups and defeat the ideological war of Islamist extremism. Jennifer received her BA in Political Science from Georgia State University and her JD from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach where she studied National Security and Constitutional Law from former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft. Jennifer also has a certificate in Islamic Studies where she studied, first-hand, Islamic extremist ideology and subversion of democratic principles. Read more
The Muslim Brotherhood has spent its modern life to subvert and overturn U.S. constitutional laws and democratic governance through its strong base of front organizations, allies, and use of our liberal values to unravel our society from within. These goals were discovered in 1991 when the DOJ discovered the Brotherhood’s ultimate plan for America which included the line: “The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. The [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers…”“[W]e must possess a mastery of the art of ‘coalitions’, the art of ‘absorption’ and the principles of ‘cooperation.’” Through groups like the Council on American-Islamic Relations, our speech and freedom to dialogue has been severely limited and put our nation in grave danger of further subversions of democracy. Yet we continue to allow unfettered financing of Brotherhood-tied organizations and front groups that goes straight to the jihadists who have convinced US officials their “non-violent” methods are the “lesser of jihadist evils.” I will discuss the danger of allowing Brotherhood entities to go unchecked in an age where our attention is on US politics and ISIS and discuss the importance of labeling the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization. Read less
Michael J. Lazarus
Sergeant Michael J. Lazarus is a 25 year veteran of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Department. Graduating with honors from basic training, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Field. As Primary Firearms and Tactics Instructor during his 20years at the Police Academy, he trained, led and supervised a team of instructors with responsibilities for formulating, developing, and implementing Training Programs, designing Lesson Plans and Schedules for 6000 officers, special teams and units. He is a trained and certified instructor with the Special Forces (SF) and Special Operations Group (SOG) of the Trinidad Military in Jungle Operations and Survival. Read more
As a US citizen, he was employed as a Private Military Contractor by DynCorp International, LLC in Qatar for 6months in Force Protection, where he led and supervised the Security Operations Team for CENTCOM/CMPC and BDOC compound. During his 4 ½ years in Afghanistan he began as a PSD Team Member, PSD Team Lead, and Site Security Manager throughout several Afghanistan Provinces. He was selected and transferred to the Special Police Training Center (SPTC) as a Training Coordinator/Mentor, and Subject Matter Expert with the US and International ISAF/SOF.
Subjects he actively taught at the SPTC included Close Quarter Battle, Close Quarter Combat, Firearms, Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices, Combat Physical Fitness, Convoy Operations, Small Unit Tactics, Surveillance & Information gathering, Building Entry/Room Search /Clearing. Additionally, he was selected as a member of a special team of 26 instructors for the Afghanistan Public Protection Forces (APPF) in Kabul. Through IALEFI, he has trained numerous US and International LEOs.
He is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations for performance, training excellence and leadership from recognized establishments and high level officials to include the Florida Martial Arts Hall of Fame for Defense Tactics, a US Ambassador, Generals and Colonels, the First Special Service Forces of WWII, DynCorp, NYPD Instructors in the Hamptons, Long Island and the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI).
Training and certifications by some US Agencies include:
- Federal Law Enforcement Training Center – Firearms Instructor (FITP & SAPP – 409).
- US Law Enforcement Officers Training School / Federal Bureau of Investigations – Kidnapping Investigations, Hostage Negotiations, Crisis Management and Terrorism.
- US Government Joint Training Center – Hostage Negotiations and Terrorism.
- International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF/Afghanistan) – Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices.
- Department of Justice – Law Enforcement Master Instructor.
- National Rifle Association – Law Enforcement Handgun / Shotgun Instructor
Presentation: "The Prevailing Mindset"
- Winning the Public Support and Confidence.
- The “Conquering Warrior” Mindset: (Joshua & Caleb).
- Identifying and Knowing the Enemy.
- Understanding the Enemy Training, Tactics and Procedures (TTPs).
- Organizing the Homeland Security Effort – The Nehemiah Principle.
- Role Players, Roles and Responsibilities.
- Developing a Strategic Framework Proposal.
- Leadership, Coordination and Mobilization.
- The High Price for Inaction.
- Counting the cost
This presentation is designed to communicate and discuss the personal and collective need to re: sharpen the mindset, maintain the warrior’s edge, finish the fight, retake and maintain control of the Homeland Security.
Through lecture and class discussion, this presentation seeks to examine ways to foster and engender a strong mindset in “Taking the Gloves off: Re: Igniting the US Counter-Terrorism effort”, towards the enduring safety and security of the American Homeland.
After this presentation, the Attendees would have gained a greatly enhanced insight, understanding
and broad foresight of the need to become a willing, dedicated and committed participant in the
Counter-Terrorism effort as one harmonious whole.
Detective Staff Sergeant - Toronto Police Service: Andrew Johnstone
Andy joined the Toronto Police Force in 1990 as a Cadet and was sworn in as a Constable the following year when he was then assigned to 14 Division, which at the time was the busiest and most violent division in Canada. During this period Andy worked in various roles including the Primary Response Unit, Black Organized Crime Section, Major Crime Unit, and the Criminal Investigation Bureau. As a Detective (Sgt), he supervised the Major Crime Unit for several years and then was selected to take over and run the Outlaw Motorcycle and Traditional Organized Crime Sections at the Intelligence Bureau. Read more
After his next promotion to the Detective Sergeant rank, Andy was again assigned to the Intelligence Bureau where he oversaw the Hate Crime Unit and VIP Squad. It was this time that he designed and formed Toronto’s specific Terrorism Section. This Section was instrumental in mitigating threats for the G20 Summit, as well as ensuring any threats to the City and or abroad were fully investigated and mitigated. These covert investigations led to the first conviction under Canada’s new Terrorism laws.
Andy was then seconded to the RCMP Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit where he initiated and
oversaw highly complex and comprehensive international criminal investigations into organized crime.
In 2013, as a result of Andy’s experience and successes, he was selected to orchestrate the research, development and implementation of the new Toronto Police Service Operations Centre (TPOC).
This role involved the development of efficiencies by creating a centralized Operations Centre which enhanced the strategic and operational decision making processes through:
- the use of state of the art technology to support business operations and service continuity ranging from everyday incidents, major events, and through to incident command in response to catastrophic events.
- development of the Rapid Response Plan that utilized all of the Services assets in a formalized command and specific organized structure that could immediately respond to any major incident within the City.
- creation of a plan to have Law Enforcement and private sector agencies join in formal partnerships to work together in a coordinated effort to safeguard our Communities.
Andy is presently assigned as the Detective Staff Sergeant in charge of the Major Crime Units while still acting as the Project Lead and subject matter expert for the TPOC.Read less
CEO of Cardinal Point: Paul Goldenberg
Global threats, local impacts: addressing the threat of violent extremists in today's environment.
The concern of native or naturalized citizens being trained in terrorist camps on battlefield abroad and returning to wage war at home is coming to fruition, on the streets of Paris, Brussels, London and other Western nations. This, coupled with the ongoing concerns of homegrown violent extremists (HVEs) inspired to act by a range of violent ideologies, poses a complex and dynamic threat to the Homeland. The recent resurgence in violent attacks by both sovereign citizens and white supremacists further complicates the threat environment. The persistent threat of the domestic terrorism issue, namely white supremacists and neo-Nazis, has at times been overshadowed by the emerging overseas threat, mainly ISIS and al-Qaeda affiliates. It is important to note, as recent studies have confirmed, the number of plots and attacks by these domestic groups here in the U.S. has outnumbered those affiliated with overseas terrorist organizations Read more
Whether a violent extremist is inspired by violent Islamist ideology, anti-government, or neo-Nazis, acts of targeted violence aimed at our communities and public spaces have devastating effects, regardless of the inspiration or motivation.
Engaging our community effectively in homeland security efforts requires a proper understanding of our role in ensuring our own safety and security. Promoting awareness of terrorist threats is critical to inspire, motivate and mobilize our community to take the necessary precautions to be ready to ensure the safety of themselves and their families. The successful management of emergency situations requires not only competent emergency response personnel and prudent and effective emergency plans by the local/state/federal government, but also a public that is equipped and empowered with knowledge and information.
Paul Goldenberg is the President and CEO of Cardinal Point Strategies (CPS), LLC, a strategic advisory and business intelligence consulting firm. As president and CEO of CPS, Mr. Goldenberg is a trusted advisor with a long history of helping resolve the highest profile and most confidential matters for governments, businesses, academia, and NGOs around the world. In 2014 Secretary Janet Napolitano appointed Mr. Goldenberg as a member of the United States Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council. In 2015, Secretary Jeh Johnson appointed Goldenberg as Co-Chair of the National Foreign Fighter Task Force, authorized to recommend strategies, policies, and to examine current border, immigration and transportation issues related to violent extremists and foreign fighters. He also currently serves as the Co-Chair of the DHS Secretary’s Faith Based Security Advisory Council. Since 2004, Mr. Goldenberg has led the nation’s first faith-based information sharing analysis center recognized by DHS as the national model.
Mr. Goldenberg’s public career includes more than two decades as the first State Chief of the Office of Bias Crimes and Community Relations in New Jersey leading the nation’s first full time State Attorney General’s effort focusing on hate crimes and ethnic terrorism, Director of the nation's 6th largest county social service and juvenile justice system, and as a law enforcement official leading investigation efforts for cases in domestic terrorism, political corruption, and organized crime. From 2004-2009, Mr. Goldenberg played a key role in setting policy for the legislation and investigation of ethnic terrorism and hate crimes in his role as senior law enforcement advisor to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). In the course of his law enforcement career, Mr. Goldenberg received South Florida’s most distinguished citation for valor: Officer of the Year, an honor presented after serving in an undercover capacity and as lead agent in one of South Florida’s longest term undercover assignments.
Colonel Behram A. Sahukar
Colonel Behram A. Sahukar served in the Parachute Regiment (Special Forces) of the Indian Army for 34 years and is a combat veteran of the 1971 India-Pakistan War. He holds a Master’s Degree in Defense Studies, and an Advanced Master’s Degree (MPhil) in International Studies (Middle East/South Asia).
He has many years of operational experience in counterinsurgency and counter-terrorism operations along the Line of Control in Kashmir, in Punjab during rampant terrorism in the mid-1980s, and along India’s troubled border with China. He retired in 2003 as Additional Officer, Counter-Terrorism Division, Defense Intelligence Agency, Ministry of Defense, India. Read more
Colonel Sahukar will speak about the Expanding Threat of Islamist Terrorism in South Asia and the Middle East and its impact on India-US-Israel security ties.
Colonel Sahukar specializes in Asymmetric Warfare/Counter-insurgency operations and Islamist Terrorism with particular reference to the strategic impact in the Middle East and South/South West Asia, and on India-US-Israel Strategic Security Cooperation.
He has been a Research Fellow at the IDSA , and the USI where he worked on Militant Islamists and violent extremism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, the security dimensions of the Af-Pak region after 9/11, and on Suicide Terrorism in particular.
He has been a guest speaker at International Terrorism and Security seminars in Germany, Switzerland, the UK, USA, India, Israel, Singapore, and Turkey. He lived for over four years in Jordan, gaining valuable insight into the security dynamics of the region.
He has been a frequent speaker for many years at the International Institute for Counter Terrorism (ICT), Herzliya, Israel. He has also served as Adjunct Professor, Program on Terrorism and Security Studies, at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch (Germany).
Colonel Sahukar's current research is on Islamist Terrorism and the Counter-Terrorism Policies of India and Israel. He is the author of the book-monograph "Suicide Terrorism: Relevance in the Indian Context" published by the United Service Institution of India, New Delhi. He works from his ‘bases’ in the USA and in India. Read less
David Bogolub is an expert in WMD. He will be presenting a scenario on a WMD incident, one of the greatest fears of Countries faced with the threat of CBRNE terrorism.
David Bogolub is a board certified emergency physician and a Medical Officer with USDHHS with some of the HHS emergency response teams with special training and background in NBC and mass casualty management. Prior to medical school he was an EMT/Paramedic and left the Chicago Fire Department as Paramedic Officer/Paramedic-in-Charge in June, 1991 to attend medical school at Chicago College of Osteopathic medicine where he completed internship and residency in emergency medicine. Read more
He is also employed as instructor/SME and curriculum developer and curriculum reviewer by Louisiana State University, Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education, National Center for Biomedical Research and Training and by SUNY-Albany, National Center for Security and Preparedness. He is also an instructor/SME and curriculum reviewer for US Dept of State/Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program. He has traveled widely both nationally and internationally delivering lectures and exercises on topic, mostly bioweapons, having been an invited speaker at such venues as the Global Summit on Terrorism at the Institute for Counter-Terrorism, the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel; the bi-annual European Biodefense Conference at the Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology and Medicine in Munich (three appearances), etc. Read less
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